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  • Leashes: Your opinion

    Leashes: Your opinion
    Dog owners have spoken! Walking your dog without a leash seems to be the pet peeve of many. (Sorry -- couldn't resist.) Our TribU readers gave their 2 cents through e-mails and on Facebook. "This irks me and it happens all the time," wrote Corrin. "I...
  • Are you LinkedIn?

    Are you LinkedIn?
    You see the LinkedIn request come into your e-mail from a former co-worker. They want to connect. But what does this mean? And if you say yes, will it really help you professionally? "LinkedIn is where business professionals develop real world...
  • The 800-pound grammar gorilla

    We have a soft spot for idiom blends. It might date back to the time a friend warned us not to put the barn door before the horse, which, if memory serves, was her way of saying to take things one step a time. Sure, "Don't put the cart before the horse"...
  • Too much texting: Who's guilty?

    Too much texting: Who's guilty?
    OK, all you text addicts. In the wake of our recent column about text etiquette, our readers mostly agreed with our expert: It's not smart to text an important conversation with your boss or superior. But as our e-mail and Facebook comments reveal, many...
  • Trust us: Readers speak up

    Trust us: Readers speak up
    Readers had some strong opinions about our column regarding how to rebuild trust in the workplace. Here were some of the comments through e-mail and on Facebook. "I have a boss that rules with an iron first," wrote Michelle. "I just don't get it and I...
  • What kind of computer should I buy?

    What kind of computer should I buy?
    Q: I need to get a new computer. One for the poor person with a rich person's taste. What do you recommend? -- Regina, Oak Park A: I'll see your question and raise you two: What do you want to do with it? And how much do you want to spend? The more...
  • Who pays when a teen wants to give gifts?

    Who pays when a teen wants to give gifts?
    Q: Your teenager and her pals want to exchange holiday gifts. Should you foot the bill? Parent advice If they have been on the "nice" list all year — following house rules, getting good grades and helping around the house — I would give them...
  • Got that entrepreneurial spirit?

    Got that entrepreneurial spirit?
    It sounds so glamorous; start your own business and be your own boss. But this can be career suicide if you're not honest about the risks you might face on the road to becoming an entrepreneur. "You can do anything you put your mind to, but that doesn'...
  • College and social media

    College and social media
    You rock the whole social media thing. Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Big deal. So do several billion others. And a lot of them are applying to college too. What college applicants need to realize is that social media is a "living and breathing"...
  • Working out with apps

    Working out with apps
    So the holiday parties have started and you're already feeling that extra layer of "warmth" around your waistline. What do you do about it? More and more people are turning to phone apps instead of personal trainers to keep the holiday pounds at bay....
  • PG or not PG? How to judge if a movie is fit for your child

    PG or not PG? How to judge if a movie is fit for your child
    Some PG-rated movies present chilling scenarios ("Tangled") while some R-rated ones offer uplifting life lessons ("The King's Speech"). How do parents decide what's OK for their kids? Parent advice View it first without them, and use your best judgment....
  • Can a child be too young to volunteer at a shelter?

    Can a child be too young to volunteer at a shelter?
    Q: Your 5-year-old has been inquiring about homeless people. Should you take her to volunteer at a shelter? Parent advice I bring my 4-year-old with me to other nonprofit work I do. I believe that it is very important for humans to learn empathy and...